Walking Tour in
All Year Round
What to visit
Blue Mosque, Hagia
Sophia, Hippodrome, Caferaga Medresesi, Turkish Islamic Arts
Museum, Grand Bazaar
Tour of "Sultan Ahmet Center", the
heart of the "Old City".
Blue Mosque ,
facing Hagia Sophia, famous with its blue Iznik tiles and unique with
6 minarets, built in the name of Sultan Ahmet.The last great imperial
mosque of the classical period; it is name comes from 20.000
marvellous blue-toned Iznik tiles decorating the interior walls.
Hagia (St.) Sophia
, one of the
greatest marvels of architecture, constructed as a basilica in the 6th
century by Emperor Justinian.Built in 537 by Byzantine Emperor
Justinianus, St.Sophia has been the largest cathedral in the world for
nearly a thousand yeras; it is considered the masterpiece of Byzantine
architecture;after having been the Patriarchal basilica of
Constantinople, it was converted into a mosque in 1453 by Sultan
Mehmet II. the Conqueror and in to a museum by Atatark in 1935.
center of sportive (chariot races, athletics) events and political
activities of the old city. Obelisk of Theodosius, Serpentine Column,
German Fountain of Wilhelm II are the monuments decorating Hippodrome.
Caferaga Medresesi, of foundation for serving Turkish Culture
organizes various workshops on handcrafts and music.
Lunch at the Special Turkish Restaurant
Topkapi Palace ,
this extraordinary and secret palace was the residence of the Imperial
Ottoman Sultans and the center of the Ottoman might for nearly 400
years.The building are a typical example of Ottoman architecture and
the rooms exhibit rich collections of porcelains, robes,
weapons,shields,armors,Ottoman miniatures, Islamic calligraphic
manuscripts as well as Ottoman treasures and jewellery.
( Treasury and Harem sections are not included in the program and are
due to extra entry )
Turkish Islamic Arts Museum
, orginally built 1524 as the palace of
Ibrahim Pasha - Grand Vizier and brother-in-law of Sultan Soliman the
Magnificient, it is now a museum presenting notable examples of
Islamic calligraphy, tiles, rugs as well as ethnographic displays of
various cultres in Turkey, particularly nomad groups.
the largest covered narket in the world with more than 60 streets and
4.000 shops, where you may find in a authentic oriental atmosphere all
kind of gifts, leather clothing,rugs and kilims,
antiques,jewellery,hand-woven fabrics etc...
Also visioned during the tour: Galata Bridge, Golden Horn,
Leander's Tower,Obelisk of Theodosius-Serpentine Column,German
Fountain of Wilhelm II
GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS
We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure
30% discount for children below the age 7, free for the ages 0-2,